By: Greg Sacidor
Carrie Underwood has signed with Universal Music Group.
As part of her new agreement, the seven-time Grammy Award winner’s home label will be Capitol Records Nashville, one of four labels that form Universal Music Group.
“It’s so inspiring to me as an artist to feel this excited about the future” Underwood said in a press release. “This incredible team at UMG shares the heart and passion I have for music as well as the drive, and their innovative spirit has shown that together the possibilities are endless.”
At Universal Music Group Nashville, Underwood will be reunited with Cindy Mabe, the current president of UMG Nashville. Mabe was part of the team responsible for the launch of Underwood’s first album Some Hearts, which since its release has been certified eight-times platinum.
“I had the opportunity to watch her leave American Idol as a kid and mature into one of the most important artists with the most powerful voice in music. It was amazing to be a small part of that ride” Mabe said. “I am so proud and humbled that she has chosen to sign with Universal Music Group Nashville and that we will once again join forces as she writes the next chapter of her soaring career as a global superstar of enormous integrity and talent.”
“I also want to be sure to thank every single person who has played a part in my recording career so far. I will be forever grateful to them for all we achieved together” said Underwood.
The “Church Bells” artist was previously signed to Sony Music Nashville’s Arista Nashville imprint.